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#Second Test

# second-test - Sunday 17 June, 2018

'Nothing feels monumental when it’s one-all': Schmidt focused on winning series in Sydney
# All To Play For
# All To Play For

'Nothing feels monumental when it’s one-all': Schmidt focused on winning series in Sydney

Jun 17th 2018, 7:30 AM 11,395 Views 38 Comments

The Ireland head coach isn’t getting carried away, as he turns his attention to next week’s deciding Test.

# second-test - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Munster's Scannell sprung into starting role to salvage frustrating season
# Scans
# Scans

Munster's Scannell sprung into starting role to salvage frustrating season

Jun 16th 2018, 1:00 AM 7,672 Views 14 Comments

The Cork man was only called up after Rory Best’s injury but now finds himself in the starting XV.

# second-test - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Ringrose back as the centre of attention in Ireland's defensive line
# 13
# 13

Ringrose back as the centre of attention in Ireland's defensive line

Jun 14th 2018, 9:43 PM 8,141 Views 10 Comments

The 23-year-old is fully aware of the challenge that awaits as he steps back into the Test arena on Saturday.

'That’s not a very nice term to use' - Michael Cheika hits back at Neil Francis
# Poey
# Poey

'That’s not a very nice term to use' - Michael Cheika hits back at Neil Francis

Jun 14th 2018, 2:40 PM 55,177 Views 83 Comments

The ex-Ireland international labelled David Pocock ‘a cancer on the game’.

Scannell and Conway start as Schmidt rings changes for second Test
# Mix It Up
# Mix It Up

Scannell and Conway start as Schmidt rings changes for second Test

Jun 14th 2018, 7:34 AM 49,882 Views 122 Comments

Tadhg Beirne could make his Ireland debut from the bench in Melbourne.

# second-test - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Sexton: 'It's like a different type of game when you're on the bench'
# Under Starter's Orders
# Under Starter's Orders

Sexton: 'It's like a different type of game when you're on the bench'

Jun 12th 2018, 2:33 PM 8,089 Views 9 Comments

The out-half found himself in an unfamiliar position last week, but is set to take centre stage again in Melbourne.

# second-test - Monday 11 June, 2018

Earls must complete HIA protocols but team changes will strengthen Ireland
# Mix It Up
# Mix It Up

Earls must complete HIA protocols but team changes will strengthen Ireland

Jun 11th 2018, 8:47 AM 15,103 Views 46 Comments

Joe Schmidt is set to bring back in the likes of Johnny Sexton, Tadhg Furlong and Garry Ringrose.

# second-test - Saturday 1 July, 2017

'The underdog always has his day. I certainly wouldn't back against us'
# Lions
# Lions

'The underdog always has his day. I certainly wouldn't back against us'

Jul 1st 2017, 5:40 AM 9,439 Views 1 Comment

Lions defence coach Andy Farrell has seen confidence in the tourists this week.

# second-test - Friday 30 June, 2017

'We’ve a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!'
# Main Man
# Main Man

'We’ve a good relationship - apart from trying to kill each other at the Aviva!'

Jun 30th 2017, 10:00 PM 14,271 Views 6 Comments

Johnny Sexton takes over at 10 for the Lions tomorrow, with his good friend Owen Farrell moving to 12.

# second-test - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Ireland concede 29 second-half points as South Africa win second Test
# Disappointing
# Disappointing

Ireland concede 29 second-half points as South Africa win second Test

Jun 18th 2016, 5:59 PM 29,870 Views 111 Comments

There’s all to play for in the series next week.

Trimble 'nutmeg' leads to opening try for Ireland as they dominate first half
# Skills
# Skills

Trimble 'nutmeg' leads to opening try for Ireland as they dominate first half

Jun 18th 2016, 5:02 PM 7,849 Views 3 Comments

Devin Toner was the man to cross the whitewash at Ellis Park.

# second-test - Thursday 16 June, 2016

Roux set for Ireland debut as Schmidt makes five changes for second Test
# Big Calls
# Big Calls

Roux set for Ireland debut as Schmidt makes five changes for second Test

Jun 16th 2016, 1:15 PM 35,430 Views 61 Comments

Craig Gilroy, Stuart Olding, Tadhg Furlong and Rhys Ruddock all start for Ireland.

# second-test - Saturday 14 June, 2014

As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 2nd Test
# Winning Habit
# Winning Habit

As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 2nd Test

Jun 14th 2014, 6:53 PM 38,241 Views 38 Comments

We went minute-by-minute as the Six Nations champions sought a rare, southern hemisphere series win.

# second-test - Thursday 12 June, 2014

McFadden handed Ireland's 13 shirt as Schmidt makes eight changes
# Audition
# Audition

McFadden handed Ireland's 13 shirt as Schmidt makes eight changes

Jun 12th 2014, 6:14 PM 12,813 Views 56 Comments

Noel Reid, Rob Herring and James Cronin could make their debuts from the bench against Argentina.

# second-test - Sunday 8 June, 2014

They already have a trophy but Paul O'Connell eager to wrap up Argentinean series win
# One Down
# One Down

They already have a trophy but Paul O'Connell eager to wrap up Argentinean series win

Jun 8th 2014, 10:45 AM 8,086 Views 4 Comments

The Ireland captain was happy with his team’s victory at Estadio Centenario but admitted his team’s performance was lacking.

# second-test - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

Johnny Doyle and Ciarán McKeever added to Irish squad
# New Faces
# New Faces

Johnny Doyle and Ciarán McKeever added to Irish squad

Oct 22nd 2013, 5:42 PM 2,549 Views 2 Comments

The Kildare and Armagh players will link up with Paul Earley’s squad for the second International Rules test.

# second-test - Monday 21 October, 2013

Reports: Australian International Rules players in the dock for late night party
# Lads Go Wild
# Lads Go Wild

Reports: Australian International Rules players in the dock for late night party

Oct 21st 2013, 3:22 PM 21,845 Views 19 Comments

The Aussies have been ordered to focus on next Saturday’s second test at Croke Park.

Aidan Walsh thanks fans for support after injury, says he's ready for second test
# Recovery
# Recovery

Aidan Walsh thanks fans for support after injury, says he's ready for second test

Oct 21st 2013, 7:00 AM 3,598 Views 0 Comments

The Cork midfielder suffered a bad knock on his knee in Cavan on Saturday.

# second-test - Saturday 29 June, 2013

The champagne is on ice and so is Warburton's hamstring after 2nd Test loss
# Roo's Bounce Back
# Roo's Bounce Back

The champagne is on ice and so is Warburton's hamstring after 2nd Test loss

Jun 29th 2013, 2:09 PM 3,009 Views 3 Comments

The Lions captain has a hamstring strain and is a big doubt for the final Test.

Rugby bully George North lifts Folau onto his shoulders and takes him for a ride
# Fireman's Lift
# Fireman's Lift

Rugby bully George North lifts Folau onto his shoulders and takes him for a ride

Jun 29th 2013, 1:16 PM 6,933 Views 6 Comments

“Come with me if you want to live!”

As it happened: Lions v Australia, Second Test – 2013 Tour
# All Square
# All Square

As it happened: Lions v Australia, Second Test – 2013 Tour

Jun 29th 2013, 12:51 PM 37,000 Views 55 Comments

The Wallabies threw the kitchen sink and Israel Folau at the Lions as they sought to keep the series alive.

The Incredible Welsh Hulk eager to take it to Australia and close out series
# Hulk Smash
# Hulk Smash

The Incredible Welsh Hulk eager to take it to Australia and close out series

Jun 29th 2013, 9:35 AM 2,388 Views 0 Comments

“The overriding feeling is one of excitement,” declared the winger. “We’re ready for the challenge

'It was gladiatorial. Even now it gives me shivers' - Shane Horgan on the Lions
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

'It was gladiatorial. Even now it gives me shivers' - Shane Horgan on the Lions

Jun 29th 2013, 8:01 AM 10,411 Views 25 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions winger re-lives his experiences on the 2005 tour to New Zealand.

Breakfast with Lions: Match point in Melbourne
# Down Under
# Down Under

Breakfast with Lions: Match point in Melbourne

Jun 29th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,598 Views 0 Comments

After a win in the first Test, Warren G’s man have the series in their sights but don’t expect the Aussies to go down without a fight.

Shane Byrne: Gatland makes a statement as he goes for brute force gameplan
# Second Test
# Second Test

Shane Byrne: Gatland makes a statement as he goes for brute force gameplan

Jun 29th 2013, 6:30 AM 2,535 Views 3 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions hooker feels ‘tackling machine’ Dan Lydiate has been drafted in to shut Will Genia down.

# second-test - Friday 28 June, 2013

Sexton taking history lessons to give Lions claws in attack
# Perfect 10
# Perfect 10

Sexton taking history lessons to give Lions claws in attack

Jun 28th 2013, 10:09 PM 4,204 Views 6 Comments

The Lions out half knows this is his chance to make the most out of a short career.

Leo Cullen backs Leinster teammate Heaslip to make winning difference for Lions
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Leo Cullen backs Leinster teammate Heaslip to make winning difference for Lions

Jun 28th 2013, 8:00 PM 2,261 Views 0 Comments

‘Jamie was probably our best player at the end of the season and he carried that form into the Lions tour’.

'If the Lions don't win tomorrow, I fear for the series' - David Wallace
# Column
# Column

'If the Lions don't win tomorrow, I fear for the series' - David Wallace

Jun 28th 2013, 5:00 PM 9,840 Views 15 Comments

The former Ireland Lions flanker believes the second Test will top the first for sheer, nerve-shredding tension.

"It'll be a cauldron of noise" Waltzing O'Driscoll girls primed for 2nd Test battle
# In Bod They Trust
# In Bod They Trust

"It'll be a cauldron of noise" Waltzing O'Driscoll girls primed for 2nd Test battle

Jun 28th 2013, 2:42 PM 4,278 Views 4 Comments

Attempts to deliver a box of Barry’s Tea to the Lions team hotel in Melbourne was met with nonplussed reaction by staff at the front desk.

George North feels horrendous for taunting Will Genia before Lions wonder try
# Finger Wag
# Finger Wag

George North feels horrendous for taunting Will Genia before Lions wonder try

Jun 28th 2013, 10:59 AM 5,474 Views 7 Comments

The Welsh winger has copped some grief after pointing his finger towards Will Genia’s face before sliding over to score.

# second-test - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Tommy Bowe starts as Lions ring the changes for 2nd Test with Australia
# Team News
# Team News

Tommy Bowe starts as Lions ring the changes for 2nd Test with Australia

Jun 27th 2013, 6:09 AM 15,179 Views 38 Comments

Sean O’Brien and Conor Murray are drafted up to the bench and Mike Phillips drops out of the squad.

# second-test - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Aussies kick off Operation Spud Smasher to target 'injured' Jonny Sexton
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Aussies kick off Operation Spud Smasher to target 'injured' Jonny Sexton

Jun 26th 2013, 6:00 PM 11,983 Views 27 Comments

The lads from GreenandGold feel the Lions outhalf is looking off-colour.

X-ray confirms Tommy Bowe is fighting fit and ready for Second Test call
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

X-ray confirms Tommy Bowe is fighting fit and ready for Second Test call

Jun 26th 2013, 12:24 PM 3,726 Views 1 Comment

Head coach Warren Gatland has told his entire Lions squad their chance for Test heroics is yet to come.

Wallabies deny Beale and O'Connor boozing as 4am Burger King photos emerge
# Hungry Jacks
# Hungry Jacks

Wallabies deny Beale and O'Connor boozing as 4am Burger King photos emerge

Jun 26th 2013, 10:46 AM 6,998 Views 1 Comment

The Australian Rugby Union has stated it was aware of the night out and insists the players were not drinking alcohol.

# second-test - Tuesday 25 June, 2013

Test chance is around the corner, we must stay switched on -- Conor Murray
# Lions 2013
# Lions 2013

Test chance is around the corner, we must stay switched on -- Conor Murray

Jun 25th 2013, 5:34 PM 4,853 Views 0 Comments

The Munster and Ireland scrumhalf scored a first half try but so did his Test competitor Ben Youngs.

Lions confirm that Paul O'Connell will remain in Australia until end of tour
# Pom Pom Paulie
# Pom Pom Paulie

Lions confirm that Paul O'Connell will remain in Australia until end of tour

Jun 25th 2013, 3:10 PM 4,257 Views 4 Comments

The news about Jamie Roberts and Alex Corbisiero’s Test match chances was not so positive.

# second-test - Monday 24 June, 2013

Ghost of Lions tours past is back to haunt Heaslip and O'Driscoll
# Wallaby Warrior
# Wallaby Warrior

Ghost of Lions tours past is back to haunt Heaslip and O'Driscoll

Jun 24th 2013, 6:20 PM 8,286 Views 0 Comments

“The tight jerseys [are new],” remarked Aussie flanker George Smith. “The fashion has changed.”

# second-test - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Tommy Bowe channels Skywalker spirit but Lions force is with Alex Cuthbert
# Bowe Selecta
# Bowe Selecta

Tommy Bowe channels Skywalker spirit but Lions force is with Alex Cuthbert

Jun 23rd 2013, 7:30 PM 6,152 Views 3 Comments

The Welsh winger and fellow countryman Leigh Halfpenny were relieved when Kurtley Beale’s slip prevented a deja vu nightmare.

# second-test - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Irish rugby in 2012: All you need to know in 8 videos
# Re-view
# Re-view

Irish rugby in 2012: All you need to know in 8 videos

Dec 25th 2012, 4:00 PM 1,556 Views 0 Comments

Featuring flying fullbacks, a hell of a test in Bordeaux and some wonder scores by a lad called Gilroy.

# second-test - Friday 15 June, 2012

Preview: 'Controlled abandon' the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks
# Believe
# Believe

Preview: 'Controlled abandon' the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks

Jun 15th 2012, 1:58 PM 3,519 Views 14 Comments

No more dice rolling for Irish coach Declan Kidney but most supporters would not be averse to a game of stuck in the mud against New Zealand.

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